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Run Your Own Server Podcast (2006-2008)

Come learn how to run your own server from REAL SysAdmins that do it for a living.
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RYOS, Episode 1 - An Introduction Thud: In our first episode, An Introduction, why would you want to run your own server anyway? What does it take to be a good admin? What makes a bad admin? A moment of sec and how to paint your own hamster. Thud: OK to start off our first show, we would all like to introduce ourselves just so everybody gets a feeling of who we are and the kind of things that we like as far as running servers, what OSes are and things like that. So I am going to start off...
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Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 6 - Ubuntu Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for July 13th, 2006. Thud: In this episode - Ubuntu. Why is Ubuntu a good server OS? Some information on the installation, basic lock-downs, OS updates, and a moment of sec. Thud: This episode's reverse sponsor is Nagios. Nagios is an open source host service and network monitoring program. Nagios is used by many groups to monitor their servers and networks. From large companies and organizations to tidy one-person shops, Nagios is one...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 3 - FreeBSD Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for June 24th, 2006. Thud: In this episode, FreeBSD. Why is FreeBSD a good server OS? Some information on the installation of FreeBSD, basic lock-downs, OS updates, and a moment of Sec. This episode's reverse sponsor is the Fedora Core project. Fedora Core is a free operating system that offers the best combination of stable and cutting-edge software that exists in the free software world. For more information, please visit...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 4 - OpenBSD Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for July 2nd, 2006. Tom Cote: Here is a little song about caffeine. Poets like caffeine. Politicians like caffeine. Beatniks like caffeine. Everybody likes caffeine. I like caffeine, I like caffeine. It can bring you up when everything has got you down. Sometimes you get sleepy when the caffeine can't be found. I like caffeine. Thud: In this episode. : OpenBSD. Why is OpenBSD a good server OS? Some information on the installation of...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 2 - The OS Show Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for June 7, 2006. Thud: In this episode, "The OS Show", open source licenses, the Linuxes, The BSDs, and a moment of sec. Thud: This episode's reverse sponsor is the FreeBSD project. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86-compatible systems. It is derived from BSD, a version of Unix developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Find out more a...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 5 - Fedora Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for July 9th, 2006. Thud: In this episode : Fedora. Why is Fedora a good server OS? Some information on the installation, basic lock-downs, OS updates, and a moment of Sec. This episode's reverse sponsor is Logwatch. Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a report, analyzing areas that you specify in as much detail as you require. Logwatch is...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 8 - Hardware Thud: The "Run Your Own Server" podcast for August 25th, 2006. [theme music] Thud: In this episode: Hardware, CPUs, RAM, motherboards, hard-drives, RAID, network cards, and a moment of sac. [theme music continues] Thud: This episode's reverse sponsor is Soekris. Soekris Engineering Inc, is a small company specializing in the design of embedded computer and communication devices. If you want a small server with low power requirements, this is the place to go....
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Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 11 - L.A.M.P. Thud: Run your own server podcast for November the 25th, 2006. Thud: In this episode, L.A.M.P, what is L.A.M.P., tips for setting up L.A.M.P., and a moment of SEC. This episode's reverse sponsor is the Mac Geek Gab podcast. Two geeks gabbing about Macs, what more could you want? Check them out at macgeekgab.com. Thud: Ok, let's get started. Gek, tell me about L.A.M.P. Gek: L.A.M.P. stands for Linux Apache, MySQL and PHP, Python, or Pearl. It's basically just a way to...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 12 - Databases The Run Your Own Server podcast for December the sixth, 2006. [music] In this episode: databases, flat file, relational, object databases, and gerbil grinding. This episode's reverse sponsor is PHP myadmin. PHP myadmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the web. For more information, please visit PHPmyadmin.net. [music] Announcer: If you would like to send us feedback or have a question you'd like us to answer on the show...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS. Episode 13 - DNS Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for January the 25th, 2007. [music, "I Like Caffeine" by Tom Cote] Thud: In this episode : DNS. What is DNS? DNS records, how DNS works, some DNS software, a moment of sec, and squirrel sushi. Thud: This episode's reverse sponsor is the runyourownserver.org forums. Come join the discussion at forums.runyourownserver.org. [music trails off] Thud: OK, so let's jump right into this episode. Gek, why is DNS important? Gek: DNS is...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 17 - Solaris Seg: Thank you for joining us here on another fantastic episode of the 'Run Your Own Server' Podcast. I'm Seg, over here to my -- well, I don't know really where he would be in relation, network wise, but Thud is on the other side. Thud: Hi, I'm Thud. Seg: Yup. I'd like to say hello and thank you to everyone who has joined our forum and posted messages about stuff. Hello, and thank you for your support. As the leader of the group when it comes to Solaris, I'm going to...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Listerner Questions 1 Thud: Since it's been a while, we're going to respond to some of your questions in the forms, and emails, etc. Let's start with the T2000 and here's the audio question. "Hi, this message is for Seg and I'm going to pre-apologize for the sound quality delivery. This is circling down the highway using a laptop with a built-in microscope, so I'm not sure the audio could get any worse. If you refer to the written message, the question is about your feelings and opinions...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 15 - Monitoring Announcer: Run Your Own Server Podcast, for March the 24th, 2007. [intro music] In this episode, monitoring, why would you want to monitor, why you need to monitor, what are some tools you can use to monitor, what is SNMP, a moment of sack, and rat weaving. [music] Thud: OK, let's get started. Seg, what do you want to monitor on your network? Seg: The things I need to monitor are anything that is critical, anything that is production. If I am running a website, I...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Seg: "One Admin, One Server" by Seg. I've been a sysadmin for a number of years now. I've seen a few different data centers. I've seen a lot of customers, and I've seen a heck of a lot of servers. In my experience, I've noticed a growing trend - something that I deem a problem - which is a small group of people, sometimes just one person, managing a large group of servers. Typically, with some of the bigger clients I've seen, it can be as simple as five people for ten serves, five...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Jobs Thud: Seg, what do you like about being a systems administrator? Seg: I've been working on computers for more years than I can count now. When I discovered Linux and Unix, I realized that Cisco switches were not for me. It's a long story, but when I understood the joy that could be had from solving all the problems that exist in the career of a systems administrator and making things right, making things work, serving information and really being the hub of a lot of critical systems it was...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 7 - Richard Bejtlich Interview Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for July 23rd, 2006. Thud: In this episode. : An interview with Richard Bejtlich. Mr. Bejtlich is the founder, president, and CEO of Tao Security. Tao Security was founded to help clients detect, contain, and remediate intrusions using network security monitoring principles. Thud: Here is Gek with the interview. Gek: I was fortunate enough to attend the SANS Log summit last week, and I noticed Richard Bejtlich in...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...
RYOS, Episode 9 - Backups Thud: The RunYourOwnServer podcast for September 8th, 2006. Thud: In this episode, backups. Why would you want to back stuff up? Tapes are disks? Local or remote? Commercial, open source, or home-grown?, and a moment of seg. This episode's reverse sponsor is BackupPC. BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and Windows, PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain. You can find...
Topics: administrator, bsd, education, education/training, freebsd, linux, openbsd, server, servers,...